Bachelor of Science

International Engineering

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Three building blocks for your career

Our bilingual International Engineering programme covers three subjects that will give you excellent career prospects. Besides providing the fundamentals of engineering, we also prepare you with business know-how and languages! We train modern, practical and globally minded engineers – so that you can achieve your career goals anywhere in the world.

  • New at HFU
  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Schwenningen
  • Faculty: Mechanical and Medical Engineering
  • Programme begins: winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: English
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Combinable qualifications You can also combine IEB with vocational training. As a so-called "Studium Plus", you can obtain a bachelor's degree and train as an industrial mechanic in just 4.5 years!
  • Choose your own focus With us, you have the choice of completing the technical part of your degree in mechanical engineering or medical technology. What will it be?
  • Gain experience During a semester abroad, you can perfect your language skills and gain important intercultural experience - in Shanghai, France, Spain or South America!
  • More than just theory We've planned an internship semester so that you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice straight away. You can spend this at home or abroad with a company of your choice and gain groundbreaking experience!

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

The internationally oriented International Engineering degree programme offers you a unique combination of technology (specialising in mechanical engineering or medical technology), languages and business. We want you to gain as much practical and international experience as possible - giving you the best starting conditions for a successful international career!

Basics and languages

In your first two semesters of IEB, you'll acquire the basics in engineering (specialising in mechanical engineering or medical technology), intercultural competence and business. We supplement this knowledge with intensive language lessons in English and another foreign language (either Chinese, French or Spanish).


Discover your preferences

From the third semester onwards, you will be taking your advanced level courses and will have the unique opportunity to design part of your studies individually through elective areas that interest you personally. And then it's time to make the exciting decision of where you would like to spend your semester abroad! Studying at one of our numerous partner universities worldwide is free of charge for you.

Practical conclusion

After the semester abroad, numerous interesting internship and thesis options await you. You choose a company in which you would like to work for a semester – and often the topic for your bachelor's thesis is found there (as well as many contacts!). With the IEB degree, you have excellent opportunities on the national and international job market.

Entry requirements

To apply for IEB, you need a university entrance qualification.
Incidentally, this does not necessarily have to be an Abitur – you can find Internal link opens in the same window:information on studying without an Abitur here.

What's covered

Your career prospects

In demand globally

If you have studied International Engineering with us, you will be ideally trained to work as an engineer in an international environment. There is a shortage of at least 15,000 engineers in Germany alone, and the trend is rising. So you can be sure that after graduation you will have the best job prospects – both in Germany and abroad.

Career prospects in medical technology:

  • Research
  • Development
  • Medical technology in the clinic
  • Cardiotechnology and surgical engineering
  • Product management and sales

Career prospects in mechanical engineering:

  • Production engineering
  • Design/development
  • Robotics/handling technology
  • Assembly processes
  • Quality assurance
  • Sensors, automation
  • Research and development
  • Software and hardware development
  • Customer support and sales

Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering / HFU Business School

Participate - shape - develop – that's "MME"! With us, students have many opportunities to gain valuable practical experience. You get the chance to take part in as many projects as you like!

In addition, you can design your degree programme individually according to your own interests. The lecturers will support you in any way they can. We see ourselves as a team, because innovative technical solutions can only be developed together.

Find out more about the Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering (MME)

At the HFU Business School our degree programmes are designed to prepare you to take on responsibility in companies. At our school you'll meet an unusually large number of international fellow students; transcultural competence is important to us. We prepare you for exciting and future-oriented tasks – and are also happy to send you abroad.

Find out more about the HFU Business School

As a university of applied sciences, our mission is not only to provide excellent teaching, but also to generate innovations in the field of research.

The Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering is actively involved in a wide range of research projects. Students can test their knowledge on real problems right from the start in excellently equipped laboratories. MME students can even work on their theses at the Rottweil Research Center. And of course, the entire academic path up to a doctorate is open to you at the faculty!

The HFU Business School is currently working on several research projects in the field of business.

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